The National Council of Churches is pushing for heavenly blessings over Samoa, athletes and everyone coming for the Pacific Games through national prayers and fasting.
The Secretary of the National Council of Churches Reverend Maauga Motu said the Council is not sitting idle as the country prepares for the Games.
“ Everyone has a part to play to ensure the success of the Games and our part is to pray that everything will go well with the Games. Our part is to uplift the Games to the Almighty God through fasting and prayers,” Rev Motu told Newsline.
“ That is what we have been doing.
“ There will be many people in Samoa during the Games so we are praying for protection from diseases, accidents and attacks targeting crowded places as we have witnessed happening overseas.”
Rev Motu calls upon the leaders of all the churches in Samoa to pray and fast too.
“ This is not a task for the National Council of Churches only. Every church should be doing the same.The leaders of the churches should be reminding their members to offer prayers for the Games so that no tragic incidents happen during the Games.
“ Samoa is a peaceful country but that should not allow us to be complacent. We should be vigilant as there would be many people congregating in Samoa. We do not know that some of the people may have sinister motives for coming to Samoa.”
Rev Motu gave a reminder of what happened in New Zealand which is closer to Samoa and that people have come up with innovative ways to cause troubles in a country.
The National Council of Churches calls upon everyone to give their support and to ensure the good name of Samoa is maintained. They would also like to use this opportunity to give their blessings to the government of Samoa and to all the athletes who will be representing Samoa in the Games.